Valley Voters Organized Toward
Empowerment (Valley VOTE) is the non-profit organization which led the secession efforts of
the San Fernando Valley from 1997-2002. The collection documents their petition drive, the
resulting investigation by the Local Agency Formation Commission for the County of Los
Angeles (LAFCO), and the Measure F campaign which allowed Los Angeles residents to vote on
the issue of secession.
Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment (Valley VOTE) is the non-profit organization
which led the secession efforts of the San Fernando Valley from 1997-2002. The group was
formed in 1996 under the direction of two San Fernando Valley Residents: commercial real
estate broker, Jeff Brain, and attorney, Richard Close.
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